Car thief goes on joy ride ending on sidewalk

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Car thief mayhem

A galoot went for a joy ride in a stolen Honda Accord, collided into a parked car, and drove the vehicle onto a crowded sidewalk along 77th Street on Sept. 13, said police.

The lummox jumped into the car, which was running with the keys in the ignition, near Fourth Avenue at 4:25 pm, said police. A man was in the passenger’s seat and tried to push the thief out of the driver’s seat, but the men continued to struggle for control as they made their way toward Fifth Avenue, in the process hitting a parked car, and jumping the curb onto a sidewalk, officials stated.

Gone in a flash

A thief made off with a woman’s purse after she left it unattended on 14th Avenue and on Sept. 17, said police.

The victim told police she set her pocketbook down near 86th Street at 3:30 pm and when she went to retrieve it, the bag was gone.


A huckster conned a woman out of $1,500 by pretending to be her cousin’s friend at her Ovington Avenue apartment on Sept. 14, police said.

The victim told police that the con artist came to her apartment between Third and Fourth avenues at 8 am and told her he was a friend of her cousin’s who needed bail money to get out of Rikers. The victim said she withdrew the cash and gave it to the phony.

Jewelry heist

A raider ransacked a woman’s home on 67th Street on Sept. 15, said police.

The pilferer entered the woman’s apartment between 10th and 11th avenues at 9:55 am through a bedroom window that was unlocked and stole jewelry, including a gold Rolex and an engagement ring. The thief fled down 67th Street on a black bicycle, cops reported.

Bike burglar

A jerk stole a man’s bike on 97th Street on Sept. 13, police said.

The victim told police he locked his bike with a titanium lock between Marine and Third avenues. A witness saw the thief place the bike into the trunk of a black convertible with Ohio plates and drive off at 9 am, according to police.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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